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  1. Just want to thank you, Gary Coover. I have been playing Concertina for three months. It is my very first instrument. I attended NESI this year and Marta Vogel recommended your books and then Jody Kruskal explained some of how you put them together. They have been a godsend and I look forward to Cowboy songs

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    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    From: Caitlín Nic Gabhann <caitlinnicgabhann@gmail.com>

    Date: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Subject: Caitlin & Ciaran - USA East Coast Tour October 2017

    To: Caitlin Nic Gabhann <caitlinnicgabhann@gmail.com>

     

     

     

    Hello folks! Caitlín here!

     

    I know that it is unlikely, but if you get a chance to hear her play it will completely blow your mind! She is terrific! Talk tomorrow!

     

     

     

    Janet

     

     

     

    ? Happy September to you all! ?

     

    A few EXCITING announcements coming up, but for now... Just a quick note this time to announce our

     

    ? USA East Coast Tour ?

     

     

     

    *We're asking you to Help us SPREAD THE WORD!

     

    Tell your East Coast USA friends!*

     

     

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

     

    ?Fiddle - Concertina - Dance ?

     

     

     

    Sat 14th Oct

     

    ROCHESTER NY

     

    McGinnity's Restaurant & Party House

     

    534 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14615

     

    6.30pm

     

    Tickets: Email marta.driscoll@gmail.com

     

     

     

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    Sun 15th Oct

     

    UTICA NY

     

    Turning Point Church

     

    438 Columbia St. Utica, NY 13502

     

    2.30pm

     

    Tickets

     

     

     

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    Mon 16th Oct

     

    BURLINGTON VT

     

    Burlington Violin Shop

     

    23 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

     

    6pm

     

    Tickets

     

     

     

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    Wed 18th Oct

     

    BOSTON MA

     

    The Burren Backroom Series

     

    247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

     

    7.30pm

     

    Tickets

     

     

     

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    Thurs 19th Oct

     

    PHILADELPHIA PA

     

    Ware Family Recital Hall - Swope Music Building,

     

    West Chester University,

     

    817 S. High Street,

     

    West Chester, PA 19383

     

    7pm

     

    (Tickets on the door)

     

     

     

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    Fri 20th Oct

     

    WASHINGTON DC

     

    Cadens House Bethesda

     

    7.30pm

     

    Info & Tickets: Email slcaden@yahoo.com

     

     

     

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    Sat 21th Oct

     

    PRINCETON NJ *SOLD OUT*

     

     

     

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    Sun 22nd Oct

     

    NEWTOWN CT

     

    Gumans Barn,

     

    8 Main Street, Newtown, CT

     

    1.30pm

     

    Tickets: Email tmquinn@optonline.net

     

     

    *We're asking you to Help us SPREAD THE WORD!

     

    Tell your East Coast USA friends!*

     

    Chat again soon!

     

    Caitlín

     

     

    --

    www.caitlin.ie

  3. My Morse Céilí is 16 years old and I've never done anything special and it has been fine. (Well OK, I don't dunk it underwater or bury it in garden soil or store it in a heated oven.) Modern concertinas are in my experience much less touchy about low humidity, etc. than the antique ones I've known. Have fun.

     

    Ken

     

    PS, I would add that keeping the new bellows fully closed in the case when not playing is the best way to break them in - I expect someone told you about that.

     

    Yes, Doug from The Button Box wagged his finger at me to make the point about keeping thebellows closed. I don’t think I can forget

  4. Glad to know the Morse stay in shape well. I was really lucky to get expert advice when I was trying to make a decision to buy at NESI. Unfortunately I did leave it in the car for about two hours , Windows were down but now the bellows do seem stiffer and are a little noisy . Is there any thing I could or should do? I am playing so hopefully that will break it in

  5. So I am now the proud owner of a new R. Morse & Co. Céilí from the Button Box. I have named her Sadie.

    I am hoping I could get recommendations on care. Doug Barr has already advised me to do something for humidity in the winter. Not sure yet how I will accomplish it so any useful ideas are welcome. What other habits would been good to develop in order to take good care of my new love.

  6. So I have never played an instrument before. I have been renting a Rochelle for about a month. I have been practice scales and watching OAIM videos. I can "play" a few and I can tell I am making progress but maybe slowly.

    My questions is about learning to read standard music notation. That is how the tutor book I have proceeds but it seems much harder then abc notation. But I am not sure that will be true for the long haul. I would really like to hear folks insights on this. If I should be learning to read music , I might as well work on it. One other thing to note, it is unlikely I will be playing with anyone else.

  7. Thank you,

    I am not really sure what I really want. I think a want a 30 button Anglo. But part of the reason I am going to the Squeeze In is to try out instruments. I will just be playing to entertain myself so I can do whatever I please. This is the first time I have played any instrument and I feel I belong in freereed space.

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